Employers in regional and rural areas are being encouraged to take part in a new government subsidy scheme offering generous support towards the costs of employing apprentices.
The Minister for Industry and Skills, David Pisoni says he has contacted regional councils outlining the benefits of the Federal Governments $60 million regional wage subsidy trial.
He says eligible employers will be able to receive payments based on their apprentice’s relevant award wage rates, which will be 75 per cent in the first year and scaled down in the following two years.
The Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan says the subsidy will help create more than 100 new apprenticeships in the state and address skill shortages for small business in regional areas.
The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program starts at the beginning of 2019, you can find out more HERE.